Prayers of the Faithful

For the Church: that our faith may be strengthened and our love increase so that we may show the presence of God in the world by the way we live:  Lord, hear us

For the grace to follow Jesus in giving our lives in loving service: that we take on the mind and heart of Jesus in the way we behave towards each other :  Lord, hear us

For Johanna and Andrew who married this week:   that their lives may be full of love and a source of encouragement to others  :  Lord, hear us

For all whose lives are being pruned through loss, transition, or change: that God will strengthen and guide them and that they may find courage, support, and hope through fellow believers:  Lord, hear us

For all who are isolated or feel abandoned: that we may reach out to them and show them the love and acceptance of Christ:  Lord, hear us

For those in our community who are sick, including Margaret McCafferty, Margaret Lanigan, Kenneth Fee, Cathy and Leo Gilbert, Linda Giulianotti, Kathleen Mallon, Joe McGhee, Margaret Padden, Liam Brogan, Fr Joseph Chambers, Elizabeth Conroy, Mary McKenna,  Anne & Bernard McNiffe,  Mary O’Hare,  Anne McMahon,  Eileen Farrell, Mark Callaghan, Andy Vandermotten, and Michael Wagner.    ( PAUSE )     Lord, hear us

For the dead, including John Broe, John Mowan, Ellen Hannay, Ray Bailey, Desmond Kelly,  Tommy Ward, Anne Durning, John Aitken and Marion Docherty  –  and for all those whose lives have been lost in war or in violence :  that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Lord in your goodness Response Hear our prayer